The Owner

Bob Morus founded and serves as President and Director of Winegrowing for Phelps Creek Vineyards. He moved to Hood River in 1989 with the expressed goal of raising wine grapes and kids. Today, the estate vineyards consist of 30 acres.

When not tending the vines or overseeing all production aspects, Bob commands a Boeing 777 in international operations for a major airline. 

Contact Bob at robert@phelpscreekvineyards.com


 

The Winemaker

Alexandrine Roy joins us from Burgundy, France as Director of Winemaking. The fourth generation vigneron  continually amazes our team with techniques steeped in tradition.

Originally tagged to produce a special cuvee from our estate Pinot Noir, her role has expanded to contributions on all aspects of PCV crush.

Read her feature in the Oregon Wine Press!


The Cellar/Vineyard Manager

Irineo Magana has been our Manager of Vineyard Operations for over 20 years.

The quality in the bottle begins with hours of hard work in the field. Irineo's commitment to quality grape production grows from personal pride in witnessing vineyards developing from cuttings to wines.

He coordinates the efforts of three brothers and numerous other workers in the field and winery.


the enologist

A graduate of UC Davis's Wine program in its early years, Bill Swain moved his family to the Columbia Gorge over 30 years ago, seeking the perfect place to start his own winery. He and Bob "kicked the dirt" on Phelps Creek's estate vineyard before the land was purchased.

His vast winemaking experience flows through positions crafting wine in California, Oregon,Venezuela, Virginia and Washington. Bill returns to the Gorge in a dual role as our resident Enologist and Grandpa to his growing clan.

 


Regional Sales Manager

Jon Wadman handles Regional Sales, which includes wholesale distribution within the Northwest and local Gorge sales.

Jon returns to our team after his international experience of teaching in the Middle East for six months. Many of our wine club members might recognize him from time as a Tasting Room sales associate in Summer '12.

For wholesale accounts, restaurant pourings, or new sales inquiries, please contact Jon at: 

sales@phelpscreekvineyards.com or phone: 503.799.5740


Tasting Room Associate

Brian Robb began his working relationship with Phelps Creek when he first captured our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blocks on camera for the Tasting Room.  There we began to lure him into the world of wine!

Talk to him about his experience shooting numerous World Skiing Racing Championships and the Olympic Winter Games. He's traveled the world producing captivating images!
Brian can be reached at: brian@phelpscreekvineyards.com


Vineyard Ambassadors

Jean-Luc LaCosse and Vanessa Banuelos join us for the summer as Vineyard Ambassadors.

Jean-Luc didn’t grow up around vines coming from the Midwest. His interest in wine was originally sparked by the appreciation his parents had for it, and their willingness to share their hobby with him as a youth. Jean-Luc's interest eventually bloomed into a passion, bringing him all the way to Oregon to study wine-making; and landing an internship at the beautiful Phelps Creek Vineyards. Contact Jean-Luc at: jean-luc@phelpscreekvineyards.com

Vanessa comes to us with her degree in Business and a wealth of experience in hospitality. For years she assisted her Mom and Auntie in a local restaurant.  She will continue to expand her wine and viticulture knowledge with us here at Phelps Creek Vineyards.  Contact Vanessa at: vanessa@phelpscreekvineyards.com

Jean-Luc and Vanessa look forward to hosting  you on the vineyard during the Vintner's Table and Wine Country Experience Tours.


For all  general business, invoice and billing inquiries, please contact Lynette at books@phelpscreekvineyards.com.


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